malfeasance


mal·fea·sance

noun \ˌmal-ˈfē-zən(t)s\

law : illegal or dishonest activity especially by a public official or a corporation

Full Definition of MALFEASANCE

:  wrongdoing or misconduct especially by a public official

Examples of MALFEASANCE

  1. The investigation has uncovered evidence of corporate malfeasance.
  2. <a campaign to impeach the governor for malfeasance in office>

Origin of MALFEASANCE

mal- + obsolete feasance doing, execution
First Known Use: 1696

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actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, modus operandi

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